Mosely, Mahorcic and Jones also honored
With team success comes individual accolades and five Moberly Area Comm. College Men’s Basketball Players were recently honored by NJCAA Region 16 and the MCCAC Conference. Named to the First Team All Region 16 squad was MACC sophomores Markelo Sullivan and Eddie Creal. Sullivan, a 6’3” wing returnee from Louisville, Ky. is averaging 15.1 points per game along with 6 rebounds and has hit 97 made three pointers on the season at 43 percent. He had 22 points 0n 6-8 three pointers in Moberly’s 91-65 Region 16 final victory over #5 nationally ranked Mineral Area. Creal is averaging 15.2 points per game along with 6 rebounds per contest and shooting 58 percent from the field. Both players were also named First Team All MCCAC.
Named to the Second Team All-Region were 6’5” freshman wing Cortez Mosely and 6’10” sophomore post Dusan Mahorcic. Mosely is currently averaging 14 points per game along with 5.1 rebounds per contest while Mahoric posted averages of 10 points and 6 rebounds per game. Freshman guard Dezi Jones was named 2nd Team All MCCAC 11.8 points per game, hit 57 three pointers and averaged 4 assists per game.
“Very proud of these young man and the honors/awards they have received,” said Coach Pat Smith, “However, the key to our team this season has been our balance, depth and a true team first attitude and mentality. WE have six players averaging in double figures plus Quinton Drayton who’s scoring there every night now. So, I think these individual awards are also a reflection of how unselfish our players have been and how much of a team this squad has become. Very proud of these players along with all of our players, coaches and staff. Now it’s onto the District Finals against a very good Highland team.”
Moberly currently stands 26-6 on the season after winning the NJCAA Region 16 Tournament Championship this past weekend by defeating Mineral Area 91-65. They also shared the Region 16 and MCCAC Regular season titles and will host the Midwest District Championship Game this Saturday at 7 pm against Highland (Ill.) CC. The Greyhounds are currently ranked #17 in the latest NJCAA National Poll.